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African American refugees in Canada faced concerted racism from white Loyalist refugees and from British officials. It was usually the officers who demonstrated genuine contempt for these camp followers.

Officers were genuinely shocked and repelled by what they saw as travesties of female behavior among the women who provided vital services in the camps.

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She could not sue or be sued, keep wages earned, or own or sell property. Still, the answer is not clear. Black women seem to have had the most generally grim experiences of the war since, as you note in your book, soldiers of both sides considered them prizes of war.

Imagine a world in which laundry was done on rocks near a stream, cooking was done in a walk-in hearth with heavy iron pots and utensils, clothes were sewn, gardens and orchards tended and fruits and vegetables preserved—and dinner required a woman to be both slaughterer and butcher.

Did Native American women play a role in these decisions? I realized that I wanted her to be able to look into the mirror of the past and see her own reflection, and I have been researching and writing to insure this ever since. According to their code of gentility, ladies did not appear in public if pregnant, they did not curse, they did not appear in public without a male escort, they were clean and dainty and chaste and modest.

They argued that the patriotic activities of women during the Revolution proved in practice what had once been mere theory: During the war, Ward did everything she could to protect colonists who had settled on the frontier, to negotiate peace treaties with southern states who bordered Cherokee territory, and to achieve neutrality among her people when an alliance could not be reached.

To be there when the women of Edenton, North Carolina gathered to sign a pledge to boycott British goods—and to publish it in the newspapers! From the Hardcover edition. But, they were willing to see this translated into a small readjustment of the traditional female role, an emphasis on mothering rather than on household production.

Fighting together for independence did not erase the class boundaries that separated genteel society from their social inferiors.

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If not, what generalizations about living conditions can you make that would give your readers a more accurate picture? What emerges in this book is not one revolution but many, often conflicting, struggles for freedom and independence.

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's Independence

Some of their contempt or wariness sprang from real problems in the crowded camps: So, when we attempt to answer this question, we have to be honest and say that the worldview we are presenting is that of a privileged minority.

In a predominantly rural society, they did this by producing children, tending the household, the garden, the dairy, and the henhouse.The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American.

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The American Revolution was a home-front war that brought scarcity, bloodshed, and danger into the life of every American. In this groundbreaking history, Carol Berkin shows us how women played a vital role throughout the conflict.

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